Project Management Institute

Obtaining a project management education

This article reports a study conducted on three different methods of delivering introductory project management topics: face-to-face instruction, textbook-based self-directed learning, and interactive multimedia CD-ROM applications. The study's goal was to compare recent trends in computer-mediated instruction with more traditional classroom systems, identifying factors influencing learning and performance. Instruction was provided to three groups of forty MBA students each. Generalizing, the study's results showed that both learning and student satisfaction were highest for the face-to-face, instructor-based learning methods; both were lowest for textbook-based self-learning methods, with the interactive software applications falling in between. The sense of personal contact with the instructor is an important factor.
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